lucy24 - 5:17 am on Jan 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
I am beginning to question my competence at reviewing based on the issue I am having. Hence, I am a bit skeptical about my ability to do a good job reviewing another site.
Consider. If you ask a trusted friend for advice on some real-life situation, he will give you excellent advice. If he asks you for ditto ditto, you will ditto ditto. But do you follow the advice you yourself give? Does your friend? Naah. It has to come from someone else.
The only exception is if you know from past experience that you like visiting websites that most people hate. Or if you're color blind. That kind of thing.
Edit: Oops, we overlapped.
You're a student. Ooh, excellent. You've got a pool of critics ready to hand. And I don't mean your friends, unless you are an older student. Your typical 19-year-old has perfect eyesight and thrives on blinking text. Ask your professors to take a look. Or a carefully chosen teaching assistant. Pick the right time. Not while they're busy preparing or grading exams, or doing the beginning- or end-of-semester stuff. Doesn't have to be a current professor. Anyone from past terms that seems to have good sense. Not too kind, not too nasty. Someone who made genuinely useful comments on your classwork.